A short cruise on the river Kwai

A short cruise on the river Kwai

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Duration
3 days/2 nights
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Finish
Category
Thailand,
Themes
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Ages
Group size
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Overview

If there is anywhere in the world that symbolizes the tragedy of war, it is the famous bridge over the River Kwai. Here, during the 2nd World War, to assist their planned attack on India, the Japanese constructed a railway line from Thailand to Burma cutting through the scenic Three Pagodas Pass. Prisoners of War (POWs) and Asian labourers were forced to work on the construction of the railway with thousands losing their lives or subject to torture. At Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, around 7,000 POWs are buried. Another 2,000 are laid to rest at the Chungkai Cemetery.

Our short cruise on the Kwai River provides the opportunity to understand this painful, yet compelling, period of history much covered in film and literature – and allow you to pay your own respects. In addition, you will enjoy relaxed exploration of this beautiful area as you meander through scenery of waterfalls, hot springs, cliffs as well as visiting ancient Thai and Khmer ruins and temples.


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Itinerary

UP STREAM

DAY 1 :BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI - THONG PHAP PHUM - BAN HIN DAD
You will be collected from your hotel in downtown Bangkok between 06.00 - 06.30am (please be available in reception from this time) and travel to Kanchanaburi via "Phra PathomChedi", the scenically located Khao Noi Cave Temple and Tiger Cave Temple. Arrive Kanchanaburi and enjoy lunch at Sommai Restaurant. Afternoon visit to Hell Fire Pass, part of Death Railway. Explore the trails leading to Hin Tok Bridge and Konyu Cutting where a plaque commemorates the ordeal of Australian and British POW's. Embark RV River Kwai late afternoon and cruise downstream on Kwai Noi River.

DAY 2: BAN HIN DAD - SAI YOK YAI - SAI YOK
Visit a boarding school near the bank of Kwai Noi River and continue to Hin Dad Hot Spring, a natural hot spring with two large pools and private baths. Visit Pha Tad Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kanchanaburi Province. After lunch, enjoyriver rafting or canoeing downstream on Kwai Noi River.

DAY 3: SAI YOK - BAN KAO
Short morning visit to Sai Yok Elephant village located on the riverbank. After lunch on Board visit Krasae Cave and then travel by train to Tha Kilen Train Station over the longWooden viaduct. Visit “Prasat Muang Singh" with its impressive Khmer architecture. Returnto the RV River Kwai cruising downstream and enjoy a farewell dinner.

DAY 4: BAN KAO - KANCHANABURI - BANGKOK
Visit Wat Tham Khaopoon, a Buddhist temple that served as a POW camp in World War II. Continue to Kanchanaburi to visit the bridge over the River Kwai, a crucial part of the Death Railway built in some 16 months by Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts. Continue to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum and Donrak War Cemetery. Disembark RVRiver after lunch and transfer to your Bangkok hotel for 1800 or Bangkok airport.

 

DOWN STREAM

DAY 1: BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI - THONG PHAP PHUM - BAN HIN DAD
You will be collected from your hotel in downtown Bangkok between 06.00 - 06.30am (please be available in reception from this time) and travel to Kanchanaburi via "Phra PathomChedi", the scenically located Khao Noi Cave Temple and Tiger Cave Temple. Arrive Kanchanaburi and enjoy lunch at Sommai Restaurant. Afternoon visit to Hell Fire Pass, part of Death Railway. Explore the trails leading to Hin Tok Bridge and Konyu Cutting where a plaque commemorates the ordeal of Australian and British POW's. Embark RV River Kwai late afternoon and cruise downstream on Kwai Noi River.

DAY 2: BAN HIN DAD - SAI YOK YAI - SAI YOK
Visit a boarding school near the bank of Kwai Noi River and continue to Hin Dad Hot Spring, a natural hot spring with two large pools and private baths. Visit Pha Tad Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kanchanaburi Province. After lunch, enjoyriver rafting or canoeing downstream on Kwai Noi River.

DAY 3: SAI YOK - BAN KAO
Short morning visit to Sai Yok Elephant village located on the riverbank. After lunch on Board visit Krasae Cave and then travel by train to Tha Kilen Train Station over the longWooden viaduct. Visit “Prasat Muang Singh" with its impressive Khmer architecture. Returnto the RV River Kwai cruising downstream and enjoy a farewell dinner.

DAY 4: BAN KAO - KANCHANABURI - BANGKOK
Visit Wat Tham Khaopoon, a Buddhist temple that served as a POW camp in World War II. Continue to Kanchanaburi to visit the bridge over the River Kwai, a crucial part of the Death Railway built in some 16 months by Allied prisoners of war and Asian conscripts. Continue to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum and Donrak War Cemetery. Disembark RVRiver after lunch and transfer to your Bangkok hotel for 1800 or Bangkok airport.

 

 


Inclusions

WHATS INCLUDED

Cruise Price Includes: Accommodation on RV River Kwai, meals as mentioned above, coffee, tea & drinking water, transfers and sightseeing tours with English, French or German speaking local guides, entrance fees.

 


Exclusions

Cruise Price Excludes: Optional tours, expenditure of a personal nature for bar and laundry, drinks, fuel surcharges (if applicable), tips to guides and crew.


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Friday, 24 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Saturday, 25 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Sunday, 26 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Monday, 27 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Thursday, 30 November 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Friday, 01 December 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Saturday, 02 December 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights
Sunday, 03 December 2017 A short cruise on the river Kwai 3 days/2 nights